Mount Pleasant Show 2016

We took a small team of six alpacas to the Mount Pleasant show last weekend, all progeny of Leaenna Armani.

Pictured above are Haylilla Kokoti (brown) and Haylilla Monaco (Black) they both won first place as intermediate females in their colour classes, then Kokoti went on to win Reserve Champion female competing against […]

Best buddies for a little lamb

 

Two of our alpaca wethers, Rayban and Emelio, recently went to a new home and got straight to work guarding a flock of sheep.

Only days after arriving, they witnessed their first birth. Rayban and Emelio both behaved in a gentle, inquisitive and protective manner towards the little lamb and it’s mother.

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Pandora grows up

Little Pandora has grown into a beauty. We expect she will part of our show team in the near future. Her fleece is a very unusual solid grey roan colour and she is super fine like her mum.

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Appaloosa!

A very welcome addition to our herd, Leaenna Armani throws another spotty boy, this time from Fleur De Lys Sugar and Spice.

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Patchouli revealled

We didn’t know what to expect. Before shearing Patchouli appeared to be a white faced brown alpaca with a few light grey spots. After shearing shows her wonderful mottled grey and brown fleece with dark brown and light grey spots, just beautiful!

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Armani cria ready for shearing

Haylilla Emporio and Haylilla Bandito impatiently waiting to get their fleeces off.

The days are hot, the grass seeds are prickly and there is a lot of unhappy humming from these little guys.

Without their long fleeces they will be even harder to tell apart – We’ve got 12 of these little ones with only […]

Colour Classic Show

We are so pleased with our black Armani girl Little Black Dress who won Supreme black fleece at the Colour Classic show last weekend, she also came first in the intermediate black female class and won best black progeny with her brother Giorgio.

We brought home three firsts in progeny classes, winning also with Jolimont […]

Welcome to your retirement village Purrumbete Othello!

We have been very fortunate to bring this 17 year old gentleman to spend his final years at Haylilla Alpacas.

Othello is a beautiful fine fleeced black huacaya, and the grand sire of many of our show winning cria. He will still be working, albeit less frequently than our younger stud males.

Photo shows him […]

Tricky Miss

This little roan girl made my birthday very challenging.

We arrived home from work to find her mum in labour and in obvious distress.

Upon examination we found the baby cria positioned with both her head and front legs facing backwards in the uterus – there was no way she could be delivered without help.

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Alpaca delivery for Christmas

Haylilla Harley D and Haylilla Tinker Tailor, two black alpaca wethers, have been delivered to a new home in Ashton.

They now share a paddock with several sheep and a white alpaca wether.

We hope they have many happy years ahead with Margaret and her family.

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